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Great Education and Teaching Colleges in the Midwest

Looking for great teaching programs? Check out these colleges and universities in the Midwestern US that offer exceptional academics in education and teaching.

Are you looking for a great school that can launch you to an even greater career as a teacher? Then look no further! We have a list of amazing colleges in the Midwestern US that offer exceptional education and teaching programs where you can grow and thrive as an educator. Even better than just telling you about these schools, this list can connect you with them—immediately. Just click the green “Connect me” button below any school, and your CollegeXpress profile information will be sent directly to the college or university. Best of all, that school will then reach out to you with more information. It doesn’t get much easier than that. Start exploring now to find your dream teaching program!

Miami University

Miami UniversityMiami University is a coeducational public university in Oxford, Ohio. With 19,716 students and a student-faculty ratio of 17:1, the University offers aspiring teachers 15 education programs to choose from, including Art Education, Chinese Education, Middle Childhood Education, Inclusive Special Education, and more. Through the Global Miami Plan, students become experts in their field while also acquiring broad liberal arts skills like critical and creative thinking, intercultural knowledge, and problem-solving. 

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Ohio University

Ohio UniversityOhio University is a comprehensive public university in Athens, Ohio—75 miles southeast of Columbus. With 17,000 undergraduates and a 16:1 student-faculty ratio, the University has more than 250 academic programs, including five departments in The Patton College: Counseling & Higher Education, Human & Consumer Sciences, Educational Studies, Recreation & Sports Pedagogy, and Teacher Education. Future educators benefit from professionally accredited programs, quality professors, teaching certification, and more.

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Saginaw Valley State University

SVSUSaginaw Valley State University is a comprehensive public institution in University Center, Michigan—35 miles north of Flint. With 8,265 students and a 17:1 student-faculty ratio, students can choose from programs in Early Childhood, Elementary Education, Secondary Education, and Special Education as well as numerous certification and endorsement programs. SVSU also offers extensive opportunities for classroom hours long before student teaching—including a program that sends aspiring educators to teach classrooms in India.

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University of Cincinnati

University of CincinnatiThe University of Cincinnati is a public research institution just two miles from downtown Cincinnati, Ohio. With nearly 47,000 students on campus and a 17:1 student-faculty ratio, undergraduates can pursue programs in Early Childhood Education, Middle Childhood Education, Secondary Education, Special Education, and Human Development & Community Engagement. Known for inventing co-op education in 1906, UC offers students top-notch opportunities for classroom instruction during their academic careers. 

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University of Iowa

University of IowaThe University of Iowa is the state’s first public institution of higher education with a campus adjacent to downtown Iowa City, Iowa. With over 30,000 students total and a 10:1 student-faculty ratio in the College of Education, teaching hopefuls can major in Education and declare a concentration in Elementary, English, Foreign Language & ESL, Special Education, and more, with minors offered in Educational Psychology and Human Relations. The University is known for teaching innovation, with the popular standardized ACT test having been created by an Iowa faculty member. 

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